Ocean’s cake wonder or cake blunder competition week 3!


Ocean’s cake wonder or cake blunder competition week 3!

* Please note, this competition has now closed. To find out about our current competitions, and to enter, click here >

Last week we asked you to bake a Victoria sponge cake, did you give it a go? If not, don’t worry, today we’ve got another chance for you to win.

Each week for the next couple of months we’ll be asking you to bake a cake of our choice to be in with the chance of winning £20 worth of Lakeland vouchers – we’ve two lots to give away every week!

So, what is the cake challenge this time round we hear you all ask? Well, it’s an Ocean favourite – a delicious chocolate cake! And, just like every week, if you’d like to put a special spin on your cake, we’re celebrating the FA Cup final on Saturday, so why not give your cake a sport theme?

Whether you decorate it in your favourite team’s colours, or make it look like a football – we can’t wait to see it!

As always, we want to see it whether it’s a wonder or a blunder, both will be in with a chance of winning!

Once you’ve cooked up your creation simply upload it to our Facebook or Twitter page, with the hashtag #cakewonder or #cakeblunder, depending on the outcome, and we’ll announce the winners next week.

Here’s the recipe.


•  150g self-raising flour

•  175g caster sugar

•  175g margarine or softened butter

•  50g cocoa powder

•  3 large eggs

•  1 tsp baking powder

•  1 tsp vanilla extract

•  Pinch of salt


For the icing:

•  100g dark chocolate

•  100g chopped butter



1.   Set your oven to 180°C (gas mark 4) and line a baking tin with greaseproof paper, and then grease with butter or margarine.

2.   Pop all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat with a mixer (or wooden spoon) until just combined.

3.   Pour the mixture into the tins and bake in the oven till cooked (around 45 – 50 minutes). You can insert a skewer into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, it’s done.

4.   For the icing, place the chocolate and chopped butter into a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of hot water until melted. Let it cool for 15 minutes and then you can spread it over the cake.



Next week…

We’ll be announcing a new cake next Monday, so keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime, have a look at our cake off competition here.

Click here to see the Ts&Cs.